|Sent on:||Friday, March 1, 2013 7:33 AM|
I went to the Cincinnati's Marijuana Blunt Truth that was touring thru Ohio. Cleveland is today, and we have NORML representatives that will be there and fore armed/warned on some of the so called "Truths" they will hear and how to best challenge Sabet and his crew. I have included the Bios of the speakers and panelist from the Cincinnati event and a handout I created and gave out. We had a recent shooting of a high school student in a marijuana buy that went bad. The sound bite I used at the meeting went something like this "Marijuana the Blunt truth? Are we are going to learn the truth why the government defines marijuana as schedule 1 drug that is deadly, addictive and with no medical use?" That caught people's attention. It was interesting to have some members of the county's Alcohol/Drug board come over and welcome me. They said they were glad I was there. Last year I gave a presentation to the group and about 1/3 actually came out and said we should just legalize marijuana. There is quite a divide in that group between the Prevention and Treatment members. I provided a couple copies of some of the Drug War Facts books that I brought with me to those board members. There were a few that was outright hostile to me after learning that I was their opposition. You can't win them all, but it valuable to turn "Hell No" to a quiet "no". There was no audience questions allowed during the presentation, just pre-selected question submitted during the registration process. None of my question were asked (not really a surprise). I did get to talk to the various panel member during the break and Sabet at the end. He is slick, but not perfect. In his presentation he made a rather interesting omission about scheduling. He only covered two of the three elements of schedule one definition. I asked him about the third test (safe use) and he tried to say only the addictive nature and no medical use are important, but I pressed back with the facts and stressed that safety of use was a factor and used my sound bite above. He wanted to change the subject. Eventually he was taken away by one of the organizers. Rob Ryan, President Miami Valley NORML http://www.mvnorm... Working to legalize marijuana in Ohio Serving the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton area -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Now is the time to act and end marijuana prohibition. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Please consider a donation to Miami Valley NORML https://www.paypal... 7GLUF2
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